Grant Aviation

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Grant Aviation
Grant aviation logo.jpg
IATA
GV
ICAO
GUN
Callsign
HOOT
Founded 1971 (1971) as Delta Air Services in Emmonak[1]
Commenced operations 1993
AOC # ENHA618D[2]
Frequent-flyer program Real Rewards
Fleet size 30
Company slogan Fly easy fly Grant
Headquarters Anchorage, Alaska
Key people Bruce Mcglasson (President)[3]
Website flygrant.com

Grant Aviation is a regional airline that serves the state of Alaska. The airline was formed in 1971 as Delta Air Services based out of Emmonak. The current owners are Jeff Taggart, Bruce McGlasson, and Mark "Woody" Richardson purchased the airline in 2004.[1]

Destinations[edit]

Grant Aviation serves over 100 communities in Alaska, and has bases out of Anchorage, Bethel, Dillingham, Emmonak, Kenai, and King Salmon..[4] Approximately 15% of Grant's flights go through their base at the Kenai Municipal Airport.[5] Grant halted their operations in Homer and Valdez in February 2013.[6]

Lawsuits[edit]

In February 2013 the City of Kenai won a judgement against Grant for $56,000 in unpaid rent. In July 2013 the City of Homer announced its intention to file a lawsuit against Grant for $20,000 in unpaid rent from its final months at the Homer Airport. [7]

Fleet[edit]

Grant Aviation flies a fleet of small propeller-driven airplanes, including:[2]

Grant Aviation Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
Beech BE-200 3 9
Cessna 207 4 6
Cessna 208 10 9
Piper PA-31 Navajo 3 9
GippsAero GA8 Airvan 2 7

Community awareness[edit]

Grant Aviation, along with Bering Air, Frontier Flying Service, Northern Air Cargo, PenAir, and Ryan Air, participates in the Flying Can service, which allows rural Alaskan communities to recycle aluminum cans and now number 1 PET bottles in cooperation with Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling.[8]

Real Rewards[edit]

Grant Aviation offers a frequent-flyer program called Real Rewards on flights between Anchorage, Kenai, and Kodiak only. Flyers earn one point for every dollar spent, and rewards are available for round trip airfare between the above mentioned communities starting at 1,100 points earned.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jackinsky, McKibben (14 April 2010). "Airline company expands its Homer operations Grant spreads its wings". Homer News (Morris Communications). Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Grant Aviation AOC". Federal Aviation Administration. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Grant Aviation, Inc. CEO, CFO, Executives & Contacts". OneSource. Infogroup. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Grant Aviation - Schedule". Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Cella, Tony (4 October 2010). "Taking off: Kenai Municipal Airport is hub of community". Peninsula Clarion (Morris Communications). Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  6. ^ Grant Aviation halts Homer operations Homer News, 2/13/13
  7. ^ Selbig, Aaron, City to Sue Grant Aviation Over Unpaid Rent KBBI, 7/26/13
  8. ^ Tuttle, Logan (16 June 2010). "Rural recycling finds a PET project". The Arctic Sounder (Alaska Newspapers, Inc.). Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  9. ^ "Grant Aviation - Real Rewards". Retrieved 16 October 2010. 

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